Deutsche Beamten-Einkaufs-A.G.

District: Mitte
Address before 1945: Rosenthalerstr. 40/41
Address today: Rosenthaler Str. 40/41, 10178 Berlin

Rosa Kohn was born in Berlin in 1906. From the late 1930s, she was employed as a typist at the Deutsche Beamten-Einkaufs-A.G. (German Civil Servants Garment Company). Giving in to pressure from the NSDAP, the company fired her on antisemitic grounds. However, Kohn was a Yugoslav citizen, and at the beginning of the Nazi dictatorship, the authorities made an effort to prevent the persecution of Jews in Germany, or at least that of foreign Jews, from being very visible internationally.
After the Yugoslav embassy intervened with the Foreign Office, Rosa Kohn received a small severance package, despite having been fired with immediate effect in violation of her contract. Nothing is known of her subsequent fate.


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